2016 Deadliest Year For Drivers Since 2007

Published on January 27th, 2017

In the year 2016 Michigan breaks the 1,000 mark of traffic deaths for the first time since 2007. Lower gas prices, improving the economy, and texting while driving all appear to be increasing the number of road deaths, according to experts. These numbers have gone up nationally after a big decline during the Great Recession. Since the record low of 817 in the year 2009, the number of traffic deaths in Michigan has increased gradually by about 15%.

1,021 people were killed out of the 301,525 overall crashes in Michigan last year. Unfortunately, these numbers are expected to increase as more reports are received.

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Source: Detroit Free Press

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